By Loretta O'Connor
Typologies are severe instruments for linguists, yet typologies, like grammars, are identified to leak. This publication addresses the query of typological overlap from the point of view of a unmarried language. In Lowland Chontal of Oaxaca, a language of southern Mexico, switch occasions are expressed with 3 sorts of predicates, and every predicate kind corresponds to another language style within the famous typology of lexicalization styles verified via Talmy and elaborated through others. O’Connor evaluates the predictive powers of the typology by means of interpreting the results of every predicate kind in numerous contexts, utilizing information from narrative discourse, stimulus reaction, and elicitation. this can be the 1st detailed examine the lexical and grammatical assets of the verbal method in Chontal and their relation to semantics of switch. The research of the way and why Chontal audio system decide on between those verbal assets to accomplish specific communicative and social pursuits serves either as a documentation of an endangered language and a theoretical contribution in the direction of a typology of language use.